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The Competitive Warhammer 40K Podcast

Welcome to the competitive 40k podcast brought to you by Vanguard Tactics. This is a Warhammer 40K podcast where we analyse the meta and develop strategies to help you become a competitive 40k player. I am your host Stephen Box and it is my mission to raise the standard of the game both on and off the table-top.

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Welcome to the competitive 40k podcast brought to you by Vanguard Tactics. This is a Warhammer 40K podcast where we analyse the meta and develop strategies to help you become a competitive 40k player. I am your host Stephen Box and it is my mission to raise the standard of the game both on and off the table-top.

Points Updates for Arks of Omen

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It's an LVO-week Special!!  Two episodes in one week!! For this one, Dave and Mike sit down to discuss all the new points changes for the new Arks of Omen season of Warhammer 40,000.

Jan 25 2023

1hr 23mins

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The January 2023 Balance Dataslate

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Stephen and Dave discuss the January 2023 Balance Dataslate for and what it means for the upcoming Arks of Omen season of Warhammer 40,000. **NOTE:  the audio for Steve is a little poor quality compared to usual. Our apologies.  We would have re-recorded this, but with LVO coming up and other stuff to cover, there wasn't time.  Hopefully you all can still enjoy and benefit from the episode!**

Jan 23 2023

1hr 9mins

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The Warhammer 40,000 Year in Review for 2022

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It's been a very busy year in the world of Warhammer.  Steve, Mike, and Dave get together to discuss the Warhammer 40K year in review and what they are each looking forward to in 2023.

Jan 10 2023

1hr 56mins

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Saving Private Cadian - The Astra Militarum Codex Review, Part 2

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Dave and Mike talk about the new regimental rules, Warlord Traits, Relics, Stratagems and orders from the new Codex: Astra Militarum for Warhammer 40,000.  Also, the return of Battle Ready with James Otero from Siege Studios, to help you get your models ready for Warhammer 40K!

Dec 21 2022

1hr 7mins

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New Astra Militarum Datasheets Reviewed AND the Return of Siege Studios!

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Dave, Stephen, and special guest James Otero from Siege Studios talk a bit about life at Siege Studios.  Then Dave and Mike start their review of the new Codex: Astra Militarum, discussing some of the new and improved datasheets for the Imperial Guard!

Dec 06 2022

1hr 10mins

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Faction Mindset, List Arrogance, and Setting Goals and Expectations

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In this episode of the Competitive 40K podcast, Stephen and Dave discuss the proper mindset for your Warhammer 40K faction, what to trust in and what not to assume when walking into every game.

Nov 15 2022

1hr 5mins

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The Dwarves of Warhammer 40K March to War

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Jake Harding joins Dave to discuss the post-FAQ Leagues of Votann and different approaches to building a Leagues of Votann list for Warhammer 40,000. Check out the Competitive 40K Podcast Community Facebook page to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/239303867004415/ Follow the hosts on Instagram:  Stephen Box (@thevanguardtactics), Dave Kolmel (@infantrylawyer40K), and Michael Costello (@vt_mike_). And don't forget to check out the Academy online at www.vanguardtactics.com.

Nov 06 2022

1hr 6mins

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Court is in Session - All your Rules Lawyer Questions Answered

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In this episode, Dave offers his legal arguments and the Honorable Judge Stephen Box issues his rulings on all of your top Warhammer 40K Rules Lawyer questions.  So come listen to the only Warhammer 40,000 Rules Court in its inaugural full episode session!

Nov 03 2022

46mins

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Everything You Need To Know About The New Chaos Daemons Part 2

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Dave and Mike breakdown finish rounding up the highlights of the new Codex: Chaos Daemons for Warhammer 40,000, working their way through Tzeentch, Nurgle and Slaanesh, as well as the Undivided Chaos units and Be'lakor.

Definitely check this out if you're keen to worship the Dark Gods of Warhammer 40k or defeat them.

Oct 18 2022

1hr 25mins

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Everything You Need To Know About The New Chaos Daemons Part 1

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Dave and Mike breakdown the highlights of the new Codex: Chaos Daemons, focusing on the unique new faction rules and detachment abilities, as well as the first of the 4 Chaos forces in the book: the daemons of Khorne.

Oct 10 2022

1hr 13mins

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Chaos Space Marines: Iron Warrior Overview - Iron Within, Iron Without

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In this episode, Dave and Mike discuss the Iron Warriors rules in Codex: Chaos Space Marines for Warhammer 40,000.

Tune in for your Warhammer 40k fix as they cover Legion Traits, Warlord Traits, Relics, Stratagems and Combos!

The Iron Warriors are a powerful and resilient force to be reckoned with in Warhammer 40k so underestimate them at your peril! Will you wage war in Perturabo's name or bolster your defences in preparation for the sieges ahead?

Sep 20 2022

54mins

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Stephen Prepares for the Warhammer 40k London Grand Tournament

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In this episode Dave and Stephen talk about preparation for the London Grand Tournament (LGT).

He discusses his analysis of the current meta, major considerations in list building, and other tips and tricks for preparing for events.

It's always difficult to settle on a Warhammer 40k army list for a big tournament so join Stephen as he delves into his process and ensures he has no regrets once he gets to the tabletop!

Sep 14 2022

1hr 8mins

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Chaos Space Marines: Night Lords Overview - Ave Dominus Nox

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In this episode, Dave and Mike discuss the Night Lords rules in Codex: Chaos Space Marines for Warhammer 40,000.

Tune in for your Warhammer 40k fix as they cover Legion Traits, Warlord Traits, Relics, Stratagems and Combos!

The Night Lords are Mike's favourite legion and the most sinister Space Marines in Warhammer 40k. Will you invoke terror in your foes or steel yourself for the coming night?

Sep 06 2022

57mins

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Chaos Space Marines: Alpha Legion Review - We are Alpharius

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In this episode, Dave and Mike discuss The Alpha Legion Rules in Codex: Chaos Space Marines for Warhammer 40,000.

Tune in for your Warhammer 40k fix as they cover Legion Traits, Warlord Traits, Relics, Stratagems and Combos!

The Alpha Legion are the most secretive Space Marines in Warhammer 40k. Will you be caught unawares or will you use their tricks to your advantage?

Sep 01 2022

49mins

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Chaos Space Marines: Emperor's Children Review

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In this episode, Dave and Stephen discuss The Emperor's Children Rules in Codex: Chaos Space Marines for Warhammer 40,000.

Tune in for your Warhammer 40k fix as they cover Legion Traits, Warlord Traits, Relics, Stratagems and Combos!

Emperor's Children are one of Stephen's favourite Warhammer 40k Legions and have some great history in the Horus Heresy, so you can expect a close look at a melee focussed army from a melee expert!

Aug 30 2022

1hr 3mins

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Chaos Space Marines: Black legion Review

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In this episode, Dave and Stephen discuss The Black Legion Rules in Codex: Chaos Space Marines for Warhammer 40,000.

Tune in for your Warhammer 40k fix as they cover Legion Traits, Warlord Traits, Relics, Stratagems and Combos!

Aug 23 2022

1hr 7mins

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Chaos Knights Codex Review Part 2

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On this episode, Dave and Mike finish up talking about relics, stratagems and  datasheets from Codex: Chaos Knights.

Aug 17 2022

1hr 16mins

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Chaos Knights Codex Review Part 1

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On this episode, Dave and Mike talk about the army rules, warlord traits, relics, and upgrades from Warhammer 40k Codex: Chaos Knights.

Aug 09 2022

1hr 16mins

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The Pirates Of The Warp Are Here! CSM Red Corsairs Analysis

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Dave and special guest and VT Coach Matt Lorah discuss the Red Corsairs Legion from the new Warhammer 40k Chaos Space Marines codex, including Warlord Traits, Relics, Stratagems and the Legion-specific secondary.

Aug 02 2022

57mins

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New Codex Chaos Space Marine: What you need to know.

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Dave and Steve start their breakdown of the new Warhammer 40k Codex: Chaos Space Marines.  The guys review the Army-wide rules, Detachment abilities, Warlord Traits, Relics, and psychic powers.

Jul 19 2022

1hr 35mins

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Great Podcast and Crew!

By Valfodur - Apr 12 2020
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Wanted to give a shout out to Stephen and crew for a job well done! Making Quarantine fun :)

Bravo!!!!

By Jkeef777 - Jan 30 2020
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Fantastic podcast! I’ve ways loved the Youtube channel. Keep up the great work guys.